Botox® is an FDA-approved prescription medication that blocks nerve impulses to injected muscles. Botox® has many medical purposes; it’s been shown to manage chronic migraines, excessive blinking, and even urinary incontinence. The most popular use of Botox®, however, is cosmetic dermatology as an anti-wrinkle and skin tightening treatment.
A minimally-invasive alternative to surgery, Botox® injections at our Ogden practice can help patients reduce early signs of aging and restore healthy, supple skin. People all across the world have had tremendous success with Botox®. Some of the benefits of this treatment include:
- Quick office visits: Most Botox® treatments take 10 to 20 minutes with little to no recovery time
- Results in no time: Patients begin to see noticeable improvements in only one to two weeks!
- Safe and effective: No anesthesia or surgery required
- Lasting results: Most patients experience three to four months of firm, smooth skin between their treatments
How does Botox® work?
Lines and wrinkles can cause us to look older than we feel. Botox® injections help to soften the appearance of wrinkles by blocking nerve signals that make muscles contract. When fewer muscles contract, wrinkles appear less prominently when people laugh, squint, or make facial expressions. Some areas that respond very well to Botox® anti-wrinkle and skin tightening treatments include forehead lines, crow’s feet, and chin creases.
Patients patents at our clinic in Ogden receive cosmetic Botox® through targeted injections. After discussing your goals with your esthetician, they will select the most effective treatment sites and begin the process.
Recovery, safety and risks of Botox®
Specially-trained estheticians at Ogden Clinic take the upmost care in understanding your goals and giving you healthy, natural looking results. Over 11 million people in America have chosen Botox® cosmetic injections for its impressive patient satisfaction and safety record.
Some patients may experience minor swelling, bruising, or pain after receiving Botox®. Our estheticians recommend applying a cold compress pack to the site to reduce the pain and inflammation. Before you know it, you’ll start noticing the results of your Ogden Botox® injection treatment (most patients see improvements in a week to two weeks.)
Are other neurotoxin treatments available at Ogden Clinic?
Botox® is a popular option to remove wrinkles, but Ogden Clinic also offers Dysport® and Xeomin® treatments. An Ogden Clinic esthetician can discuss Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® with you and find the best fit depending on your goals.